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Pogrom-Driven Migration: The Case of Kalarash

Were Jewish immigrants from the Pale of Settlement to the United States really driven by pogroms? This is a question with which I deal empirically, using data on migration and on events of anti-Jewish violence. 3,191 more words

Jewish History

We were there (from December 14, 2009 - Fox News Radio dispatch)

CHINA’S PRESIDENT HU JINTAO AND THREE CENTRAL ASIAN LEADERS OPENED A NEW NATURAL GAS LINE ON MONDAY THAT WILL EVENTUALLY IMPORT 40 BILLION CUBIC METERS OF GAS TO CHINA EACH YEAR. 121 more words

Double Dates - They're Not What You Think!

So you’ve found that elusive colonial era document and you see that your ancestor was born 22 January 1688/89.  Your first impulse might be to ignore it, or maybe just assume that someone in the 17th century wasn’t really sure of the exact year. 815 more words

Genealogy

The Province of Eastern Rumelia

Eastern Rumelia is best known to stamp collectors. The province was created in 1878 by the Treaty of Berlin and existed only until 1885, when it was annexed by the Principality of Bulgaria. 999 more words

History

Crimea For Russia US Action Illegal

There is a lot of talk about the Occupation of Crimea by Russia and the referendum in Crimea to join The Russian Federation.

The West, led by, as usual by the US, followed ardently by the Third World Countries, have joined the Chorus and threaten the Russian Federation with Economic Sanctions and ostracizing of Russia. 780 more words

US

Winning the Peace, Losing The War - The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk & German Empire In the East

Anyone studying the causes of World War II soon finds themselves going back to the aftermath of the First World War. Specifically, the Paris Peace Conference which negotiated among other things the Treaty of Versailles, which set the terms of peace between the Allies and Germany. 764 more words

Eastern Europe